Riding public transportation can be exciting. You don’t have to deal with parking, and you’re doing something good for the environment. Even though you can quickly get an Uber or a Lyft anywhere in the city, MARTA is still accessible. Over a thousand passengers take a ride on MARTA every day. When you think of how many routes these buses and trains are seeking, you can see the potential for numerous accidents. What do you do if you’re injured while riding a bus? Who would be responsible for covering your injuries? We can help you answer these questions.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers are top-flight Carrollton car accident attorneys. We know that having an accident can be overwhelming, but dealing with the government can be the ultimate test of your patience. A personal injury claim requires us to prove negligence against one party, but in a public transportation case, we could be dealing with several. These claims are too complicated for you to handle by yourself. If you have been injured in a MARTA or bus accident, you need to contact our offices immediately.
What are the different types of bus accidents?
There are many parts of a bus ride that can result in an injury. Whether you’ve suffered your injury boarding, exiting, or while riding the bus, we can help. Many types of bus accidents do result in catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common types of bus accidents include:
- Injuries because of exiting or entering the bus
- Collisions with multiple vehicles
- Pedestrian accidents
- Reckless driving by the bus driver
- Accidents with one vehicle
- Rollover accidents
Bus accidents can cause accidents that range from broken bones to death. Whatever the injuries are in your accidents, you deserve compensation. Generally speaking, you will receive a larger settlement for more severe injuries. We can’t tell you what amount you should expect until you come into our office. Call us today to discuss your case.
What should I do if I was in a bus or MARTA accident?
With any accident, you need to contact the police. However, with a bus accident, you need to notify the driver first. In most cases, they will call the police for you. Make sure you stay on the scene until the police arrive. They will write up a report of the incident, and your name needs to be included. Often, bus accidents will have many victims. It is easy for a police officer to get overwhelmed and forget names. If your name isn’t in the report, it will be much harder for us to get you compensation for your injuries.
How long is the legal process for a MARTA or bus accident?
The answer to this can be a bit tricky. It depends on the circumstances of your case. The more parties that are involved, the longer the process could take. In most cases, there are several parties involved. With a MARTA accident, we’re filing a lawsuit against the government. So, the process can take even longer. Remember, an experienced attorney can help you efficiently handle your case. You won’t have to worry about missing deadlines or incorrectly filing paperwork. You deserve compensation. Don’t jeopardize your settlement by handling your claim on your own.
How do you handle insurance companies?
We have years of experience speaking with insurance companies, and we want to talk on your behalf. We will contact all the insurance companies that represent clients in your accident. Yes, you can speak to them on your own, but you are putting yourself at risk. Most people think that their insurance companies care about them. Even if you have spent years with your insurance company, they still only see you as a number. After all, they are a business, and your compensation affects their bottom line.
Insurance companies will take advantage of victims that don’t have legal representation. They know that you need money, and they give you a low settlement offer from the beginning. Many victims take the first offer because they don’t think that they can do any better. An attorney will never let you make this mistake. We will take statements from you and negotiate with these insurance companies. You don’t need the stress of haggling with an insurance agent when you can focus on your recovery.
How do you conduct your investigation of my MARTA accident?
The minute you step foot in our office, we’re determined to get you the compensation that you need. So, we begin your case by investigating your accident. We take any information you’ve gathered and begin to build your claim. Our investigators will also go over police reports, talk to your healthcare professionals, and take statements from witnesses. Even if you couldn’t gather information, we’ve got you covered. We understand that victims of serious injuries aren’t always able to grab information before they’re rushed from the scene of an accident.
Who is responsible for my accident?
This is one of the most critical aspects of your case. With any personal injury claim, we must establish who is at fault. Through proving the negligence of this party, we can get you compensation for your injuries and damages. If you’re riding on a bus, and the driver is texting while driving, they are at fault. First, it is illegal for anyone to touch a phone while behind the wheel of a car. Second, a bus driver has a responsibility to maintain the safety of their passengers. A bus driver texting while driving would be negligent behavior. You would be entitled to compensation.
What damages are covered by a MARTA accident claim?
With any personal injury claim, you are entitled to seek specific damages. We can seek compensation for your medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If someone has been criminally negligent in your case, we can seek punitive damages.
It would be best if you had an expert bus accidents attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured in a MARTA accident, you need an experienced car accident attorney. We can build you a strong claim, to ensure you get a proper settlement. Contact our offices today to set up an appointment.